The event, Teeing Up for Success, opens The North Texas LPGA Shootout tournament week and has the same theme as the book Teeing Up for Success, scheduled for release in January 2014. The book tells the stories of 31 inspiring women who have used golf to propel their successful golf and/or business careers and features accounts from LPGA World Golf Hall of Fame golfer and sports broadcaster Judy Rankin; former U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, Dr. Donna Shalala; Senior Vice President at ClubCorp, Kathy O’Neal and noted golf course architect, Alice Dye. The funds raised will benefit local charities, which further the Nexus Club mission to provide an environment for learning and growing for girls and women through the game of golf.
Pam Swenson, EWGA CEO, will open the day followed by the keynote address from LPGA Chief Communications Officer, Kraig Kann. “FPO-
The event also features a presentation, Grow your Business Success – Leveraging Golf, from Ricki Lasky, Vice President, Tournament Business Affairs at LPGA; a “Behind the Scenes, Inside the Ropes” tour of the North Texas Shootout, with stops at the media center and television compound; a “Teeing Up for Success” panel moderated by Swensen and putting instruction led by PGA Professional, Chuck Higgins, a Player Development Regional Manager for The PGA of America.
The event registration begins at 12 p.m., followed by the lunch and program at 12:30 p.m. and concludes with an opportunity to mingle with the speakers, panelists, and select LPGA Tour players during a wine reception from 5 to 6 p.m..
Seating for Teeing Up For Success is limited to 100 participants, and due to space and popularity, is expected to sell out. To purchase tickets or to learn more about the event, call (214) 282-8874 or visit www.ntshootout.com. Onsite parking will be available for all guests.
Make plans now to attend the Professional Women and Golf Day at Las Colinas Country Club (http://www.clubcorp.com/
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About The North Texas LPGA Shootout
The North Texas LPGA Shootout is held at Las Colinas Country Club in Irving. If you are interested in volunteering, purchasing tickets, or being a sponsor, visit www.ntshootout.com (http://www.ntshootout.com).
About the EWGA
As the largest women-focused amateur golf association in the United States with chapters in nearly every U.S. major market and corporate center, the EWGA has connected more than 100,000 working and professional women who share a passion for cultivating relationships and enjoying the game of golf. Offering a wide range of affordable organized golf activities and educational programs, this award-winning association has been driving social and networking opportunities for women through the game of golf since 1991.
With EWGA Chapters located in more than 120 cities throughout the United States as well as in international locations including Bermuda, Canada, Italy and South Africa, EWGA members are active participants in hundreds of communities. EWGA is a tax-exempt 501 (c) 6 membership association. For more information about the EWGA and its membership, visit www.ewga.com.
About the LPGA
The LPGA is the world’s leading professional golf organization for women. Founded in 1950, the association celebrates a diverse and storied membership with more than 1,700 members representing 29 different countries. With a Vision to inspire, empower, educate and entertain by showcasing the very best of women’s golf, LPGA Tour Professionals compete across the globe, while dedicated LPGA Teaching and Club Professionals (T&CP) directly impact the game through teaching, coaching and golf facility management. The Symetra Tour consistently produces a pipeline of talent ready for the world stage. The LPGA is headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida. Follow the LPGA on its television home, Golf Channel and on the web at www.LPGA.com, Facebook (http://facebook.com/
About the Nexus Club
The mission of The Nexus Club is to emphasize to young ladies the importance of values such as character, integrity, sportsmanship, self-discipline and community involvement through the sport of golf. Strong values empower lifetime success. The Nexus Club is a 501(c) 3 headquartered in Las Colinas, Texas. For more, visit www.thenexusclub.org.
The EWGA (Executive Women’s Golf Association)
Media Contact: Diana Gats
Professional Women & Golf Day Chairperson